Can Hoboken create the World’s Largest Band?

HOBOKEN – The City of Hoboken will partner with The Guitar Bar, Hoboken’s long-standing music store, in their fourth attempt to break the world record for creating the World’s Largest Band.
The Guitar Bar invites anyone with an acoustic guitar, mandolin, ukulele, or other acoustic stringed instrument to play along with them for another performance of Bob Dylan’s two-chord song, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door.”
Last year over 400 people joined in, playing “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” along with other favorite rock / pop classics. The record was not broken, but musicians practiced, showed up, and joined together to create a beautiful night of music.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists 953 participants in Beijing, China as the largest rock band, and 6,346 guitarists as the largest guitar ensemble in Poland.
Whether you’re an experienced musician or just starting out, tutorials will be provided on The Guitar Bar’s YouTube page for guitar, mandolin and ukulele, that will teach the basic chords needed to participate.
The event takes place at Sinatra Park, Sinatra Drive between 4th St & 5th St., Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Sign in begins at 6 p.m. Come early to be counted.
For more information, call James Mastro at (201) 222-0915, email:, or visit

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